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    Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Sources: Marlins, Tigers talking blockbuster
    Ken Rosenthal
    FOXSports.com, Updated 21 minutes ago

    The Marlins, stalled in their attempts to trade third baseman Miguel Cabrera, could be laying the groundwork for an even bigger deal.

    The Marlins and Tigers are engaged in preliminary talks about a blockbuster that would send Cabrera and left-hander Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for a package of young players, according to major-league sources.

    Outfielder Cameron Maybin and left-hander Andrew Miller likely are among the Marlins' targets. The Tigers already feature two veteran left-handed starters, Kenny Rogers and Nate Robertson, possibly making Miller available in a deal for Willis.

    Cabrera would play third base for the Tigers. It is uncertain what would happen to the Tigers' incumbent third baseman, Brandon Inge, if a deal were completed; he possibly could be sent to another team.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    I seriously doubt Detroit has more to offer than other teams. I think this is to get things stirring with the Angels and others who seek Cabrera.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    I seriously doubt Detroit has more to offer than other teams. I think this is to get things stirring with the Angels and others who seek Cabrera.
    It's not about having more to offer as much as how much are they willing to offer. Sure, other teams have just as much if not more, but if Detroit is willing to give up both Miller and Maybin to make this deal, that's saying a lot.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Update on the Cabrera/Willis for Miller/Maybin report
    Posted by Danny Knobler December 04, 2007 12:51PM

    Danny Knobler is currently away from his computer and has phoned in this report.

    A team source has confirmed that the Tigers and Marlins have had talks, but classified these talks as discussions rather than negotiations. The current sentiment is that the Marlins are using the Tigers to potentially generate some better trade offers for Cabrera, possibly from the Angels.

    It's also believe that Dave Dombrowski is reluctant to deal Cameron Maybin.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    I live in the Detroit area and have brought this up with some of my friends, and we can honestly not come up with 4 young players the Tigers have that could get this return. Obviously Maybin and Miller, but they have nothing else. A decent pitching prospect in Jordan Tata, and Ryan Raburn was okay last year, but it doesn't seem that they have enough unless the Marlins want someone like Nate Robertson...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Add the Tigers to the growing list of teams coveting Miguel Cabrera.

    A Major League source said on Tuesday that the Tigers are inquiring about Cabrera. In fact, Detroit has approached Florida regarding Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis.

    Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the Tigers are interested in a package deal that would involve both Cabrera and Willis.

    A source told MLB.com that the Tigers are interested in either/or, not necessarily both. It is considered doubtful that there will be enough in return for the Marlins to swing such a mega-deal.

    Interest in Cabrera has heated up at the annual Winter Meetings. On Monday, there were five teams interested in the 24-year-old slugger, who is coming off a .320 season with 34 home runs and 119 RBIs.

    The White Sox also have had talks with the Marlins centering on Cabrera.

    Cabrera is a close friend of Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen, who was Florida's third-base coach in 2002-03. Asked on Tuesday where Guillen would play Cabrera, the manager said, "We'd find a place for him, if we could get him."

    A third baseman the past two seasons, Cabrera could be a candidate to move to left field in a place like Chicago. When Cabrera was called up by the Marlins in June 2003, he was used in left field. The Marlins kept Cabrera in the outfield, with a brief stint in right field, until 2006.

    Some players the Tigers could be willing to part with for Cabrera and/or Willis are outfielder Cameron Maybin and left-hander Andrew Miller.

    The Angels and Dodgers also have had numerous discussions with the Marlins regarding Cabrera.

    While the Marlins have been leaning toward keeping Willis, at least until the July 31 trade deadline, it is believed that at least three teams have interest in the 25-year-old left-hander.

    One source said eventually the Mets are expected to make a push for Willis.

    Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com.


    It now seems that the Tigers have interest in acquiring either Cabrera or Willis, not both

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Update on the Cabrera/Willis for Miller/Maybin report

    A team source has confirmed that the Tigers and Marlins have had talks, but classified these talks as discussions rather than negotiations. The current sentiment is that the Marlins are using the Tigers to potentially generate some better trade offers for Cabrera, possibly from the Angels.
    .......ah yes, see my earlier post. The old stirring the pot trick.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    The marlins should just hurry up and get this over with, play a few more seasons, then trade Hanley Ramirez.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Gammons said Tigers just got both for 6 including Miller and Maybin.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Detroits line up scares the crap out of me.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    From ESPN BLOG


    6:20 p.m., from Peter Gammons
    • The Tigers have won the Miguel Cabrera sweepstakes. Detroit will get Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis for six players -- Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and three minor league prospects.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Any word on other 3 players names.

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    Burke Badenhop, Eulogio de la Cruz, and Dallas Trahern

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    I don't know that the Tigers didn't just make a huge mistake. Considering Willis's recent stuggles trading away a couple of young starting pitchers for him might wind up really biting them in the rear. On the other hand, the Tigers have done quite well the last two seasons without them so maybe they figure they could afford to make the deal. There is no doubt that Cabrera will rake. But which Willis are the Tigers getting?

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    Re: Cabrera and Willis to Detroit rumor

    That's terrible. The Reds didn't really have a shot to get Cabrera, so that is atleast good for us. I just don't want to have to face this lineup. They're stacked.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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